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Wednesday, August 4 • 9:15am - 10:00am
Open Source Fireside Chat - Jenny Wagner, LF Public Health; David A. Wheeler, The Linux Foundation; Rob Bredow, ILM; Ruth Suehle, O3DE; Eric Bourque, Autodesk; Moderated by David Morin, The Academy Software Foundation

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Open Source touches all facets of daily life, from the movies we watch, to how our energy grids operate to operating systems in our computers and more.  Open Source continues to shape our world in obvious and not so obvious ways. For the motion picture industry, we rely heavily on open source software to create cinematic masterpieces, but that just scratches the surface on the outlook of open source.

In this keynote panel, moderated by Academy Software Foundation Executive Director, David Morin, we will hear from open source industry experts on the impact of open source. This panel will feature leaders who will touch on industry-specific challenges, such as public health crises, as well as important issues facing the broad open source ecosystem, such as security and supply chain vulnerabilities.


David Morin

Executive Director, The Academy Software Foundation

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Ruth Suehle

Director, Community Outreach, Open Source Program Office, Red Hat
Ruth Suehle is Director of Community Outreach in Red Hat’s Open Source Program Office, which supports upstream open source software communities and their projects. She is also executive vice-president of the Apache Software Foundation and producer of the ApacheCon conference. Her... Read More →
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David A. Wheeler

Director, Open Source Supply Chain Security
Dr. David A. Wheeler is an expert on developing secure software and on open source software (OSS) development. He wrote the book "Secure Programming HOWTO" on how to develop secure software, and his work on countering malicious tools ("Fully Countering Trusting Trust through Diverse... Read More →

Rob Bredow

SVP, Executive Creative Director and Head of ILM, ILM
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Jenny Wanger

Director of Programs, LF Public Health
Jenny Wanger co-founded the TCN Coalition, a community dedicated to creating open source exposure notification tools and apps at the beginning of the pandemic. TCN Coalition then merged in with Linux Foundation Public Health and Jenny joined the leadership team with the late open source hero Dan Kohn. Now Jenny heads up a number of different initiatives there, building community and infusing the organization with customer-centric DNA.Prior to starting the TCN Coalition, Jenny was a product manager for... Read More →
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Eric Bourque

Director of Engineering, Entertainment and Media Services, Autodesk

Wednesday August 4, 2021 9:15am - 10:00am PDT